|2011-01-28 05:03:08||Time Machine for Climate Scientists: Earth's Extreme Weather Events Since 1871 Reanalyzed|
Time Machine for Climate Scientists: Earth's Extreme Weather Events Since 1871 Reanalyzed
ScienceDaily (Jan. 25, 2011) — From the hurricane that smashed into New York in 1938 to the impact of the Krakatoa eruption of 1883, the late 19th and 20th centuries are rich with examples of extreme weather. Now an international team of climatologists have created a comprehensive reanalysis of all global weather events from 1871 to the present day, and from the earth's surface to the jet stream level.
The 20th Century Reanalysis Project, outlined in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, not only allows researchers to understand the long-term impact of extreme weather, but provides key historical comparisons for our own changing climate.